Older Workers Have Highest Long-Term Jobless Rate

>by Mike Hall | 05/15/2012 | AFL CIO | Older workers who lose their jobs have the highest rate of long-term unemployment compared to any other age group. In 2011, more than half of jobless workers, ages 50 years and older, were out of work for more than six months. The trend continues this year. Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project (NELP), told the Senate Special […]

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Older Workers Have Highest Long-Term Jobless Rate

>by Mike Hall | 05/15/2012 | AFL CIO | Older workers who lose their jobs have the highest rate of long-term unemployment compared to any other age group. In 2011, more than half of jobless workers, ages 50 years and older, were out of work for more than six months. The trend continues this year. Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project (NELP), told the Senate Special […]

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GOP Votes Pay Cut For Postal, Federal Workers

>APWU Web News Article 58-2012, May 11, 2012| The House of Representatives voted for a 5 percent cut in postal and federal workers’ pay on May 10 by approving an increase in employees’ pension contributions. Republican members of the House provided all 218 votes in favor of the measure, while 183 Democrats and 16 Republicans opposed it. The 2012 Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act, introduced by Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), […]

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Breaking down the bullying business

>Justin Ruben, MoveOn.org Political Action [moveon-help@list.moveon.org]| Mon 5/14/2012 1:24 PM | Dear MoveOn member, It’s official: Mitt Romney is a bully.He bullied classmates as an entitled high school senior,1 and he bullied workers by wrestling away their jobs and benefits to make himself a millionaire. We’ve got a great video from Robert Reich that explains how Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital, and other private equity firms, stomp on workers and skip […]

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